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  • crwropps@aol.com
    NEW ENGLAND POETRY CLUB CONTESTS ARE NOW OPEN. $3,000 in prizes. Free to full-time college, high-schoool, and elementary students in New England and NEPC
    Message 1 of 2 , Apr 30 11:36 AM
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      NEW ENGLAND POETRY CLUB CONTESTS ARE NOW OPEN.
      $3,000 in prizes.

      Free to full-time college, high-schoool, and elementary students in New England and NEPC members. For others a fee of $10 for three entries (one poem per contest).

      For complete guidelines, visit


      http://www.nepoetryclub.org/contests.htm


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    • aejos
      Subject: New England Poetry Club Contests 2013 New England Poetry Club Contests 2013 All contests are open to members in good standing (except Board members).
      Message 2 of 2 , Feb 18, 2013
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        Subject: New England Poetry Club Contests 2013
        New England Poetry Club Contests 2013

        All contests are open to members in good standing (except Board members).
        Non-members may enter by paying $10 for up to 3 poems and $3 for each
        additional poem. Checks should be made out to the New England Poetry
        Club (NEPC). No charge for students and members.
        For Student Contests, see below.

        Members-Only Contests
        Rosalie Boyle/Norma Farber Award
        For a poem in traditional form, including sonnet, villanelle, and
        sestina. Prize $100.

        Gretchen Warren Award
        For the best published poem of the previous year. (Members of the
        governing board may not enter any competition except this one.) Send 2
        copies of up to 4 poems, with dates and names of publications,
        author’s name on one copy. No cash award.

        Contests Open to Members and Non-Members
        Daniel Varoujan Award
        For an unpublished poem (not a translation) worthy of Daniel Varoujan,
        a poet killed by the Turks in the genocide that destroyed
        three-fourths of the Armenian population. Previous winners may not
        enter. Prize $1000. Funded by Diana Der-Hovanessian's translation
        royalties.

        Der-Hovanessian Prize
        For a translation from any language. Send a copy of the original poem
        with the translation. Prize $200. Funded by John Mahtesian.

        Erika Mumford Prize
        For a poem in any form about foreign culture or travel. Prize $250.
        Funded by her family and friends.

        Firman Houghton Award
        For a lyric poem in honor of the former president of the NEPC. Prize $250.

        Barbara Bradley Award
        For a lyric poem under 21 lines, written by a woman. Prize $200.

        Jean Pedrick Chapbook Prize
        For a chapbook of poems published in the past two years. Send 2 copies
        of the book. Non-members should include a check for the $5 handling
        fee. Prize $100.
        Send to 2 Farrar Street, Cambridge, MA 02138.

        Sheila Margaret Motton Prize
        For a book of poems published in the past two years. Send 2 copies of
        the book. Non-members should include a check for the $5 handling fee.
        Prize $500.

        Only one poem may be submitted per contest.
        * Entries must be original unpublished (cannot be in print or online)
        poems in English.
        * No poem may be entered in more than one contest, nor should it have
        won a previous contest.
        * Poems should be typed and submitted in duplicate, with the author's
        name and address on one copy. Include an e-mail address, if available.
        * Label each poem with the name of the contest.
        * No entry will be returned, and the NEPC does not engage in
        correspondence regarding poems submitted or contest decisions.
        * Judges are well-known poets, and sometimes are winners of previous
        NEPC contests.
        * No entry should be sent by special delivery or express mail. Regular
        mail only.
        * Mark the name or names of the contest(s) entered on the envelope.
        All entries (unless otherwise noted) should be sent to: NEPC Contest
        Coordinator, 654 Green St., No. 2, Cambridge MA 02139.
        Annual contest deadline: May 31. Entries must be postmarked in April
        and May only.


        Student Contests
        Contest deadline: March 18
        No fee for full-time students.

        The John Holmes Award
        For a poem by a student enrolled in a New England college. Prize $100.

        Ruth Berrien Fox Award
        Given for a poem by a Massachusetts High School student. Prize $100.

        Longfellow Prize
        For poems by Massachusetts students in elementary and middle schools.
        Prize $100.
        Funded by Friends of Longfellow House Frank Buda Memorial Fund.

        Submit poem in duplicate, with school name, grade, address, and
        student’s name and e-mail address. Label the entry with the name of
        the contest.
        Send to: Children's Contests, Longfellow National Historic Site, 105
        Brattle St., Cambridge MA 02138.

        Again, contest deadline: March 18




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